Shadows

Shadows

A Poem by Haruki
"

The lighter side of darkness.

"

 

The shadow of a bird moves across a meadow

Gliding gracefully, the shadow ripples over hedges and brooks then vanishes into sunshine

Expansive wings and crooked neck

Here is no Great Blue Heron

 

 

 

The shadow of a man moves through a crowd of people in the market

Weightless, dark, transparent

Around corners, between buildings

The shadow changes form to each thing it meets

No one notices

© 2008 Haruki


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Wow! That was captivating. I often face difficulty in deciphering the meaning out of such well-written poetry that I have to read it a couple of times. It goes same for yours...lolz
I wish, my english would soon improve....*sigh*
Back to the poem...
Excellent writing!! Very well-written. The images your words produced picked me from my seat and took me off into the air where I saw the bird and the man....
Great Job!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.



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Now that has depth to it. It gets the thought process moving. Enjoyed the write. ty PS

Posted 12 Years Ago


Very beautiful.. imagery and metaphors are both original and lovely!

Posted 12 Years Ago


This is ever so lovely and touching.
You did a most splendid write here.

Posted 12 Years Ago


You have a style that rings independant here, a personal voice very different from what I'm used to hearing. I like it.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovely write.
Excellent 4-D imagery!
I enjoyed the read.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


Again, I love your touch.

The perennial sages aver we are phantoms of the real. Your evanescent shadow of a man could be any strange mortal life speeded up.

This mood of the uncanny, tho' literally about a fleeting shadow collectively unnoticed, stands for all of us, vanishing out of sight in slow-motion.

The only paradoxical grace resides at the still point of the turning worlds.


Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow! That was captivating. I often face difficulty in deciphering the meaning out of such well-written poetry that I have to read it a couple of times. It goes same for yours...lolz
I wish, my english would soon improve....*sigh*
Back to the poem...
Excellent writing!! Very well-written. The images your words produced picked me from my seat and took me off into the air where I saw the bird and the man....
Great Job!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This reminds me of those days when you get a cool picture or a realistic dream stuck in your head, and you're trying to explain it to somebody who doesn't quite understand. It has character - good job. Thumbs up. =)

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Overall, I like both stanzas. However, the second one is my favorite; so dark and mysterious! Your imagery is both concise and creative. Alot said in few words. Nicely done.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This is very intriguing to me, the imagery perfect, what it says to me is that no one takes notice of the movement of a man, nor a bird, even when they change form, unless it is brought to our attention.
Antony

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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